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1955 Hotchkiss M-201

1955 Hotchkiss M-201 in L'Útat sauvage, Movie, 1978 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US — Built in: FR

1955 Hotchkiss M-201

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Firebird86 US

2006-10-15 20:15

Ford GPW http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_mbgpw.php3

Alexander DE

2006-10-15 21:30

Mike, how can you tell this is a version built by Ford?

Firebird86 US

2006-10-15 23:16

Quoted from The Olive Drab site: The Willys MB or Ford GPW jeep of World War II were externally visually the same but with many small differences in production details. The main component that distinguished a Willys-Overland MB from the Ford-built GPW is the tubular front frame cross-member on the MB as opposed to the inverted U-shaped cross-member on the GPW. A visible sign is that GPWs with Ford frames, unlike MBs or GPWs with Willys frames, had holes in the front bumper in line with the frame rails and also had holes in the rear cross member just out from the bumperettes. [Thanks to Tom Wolboldt for help with GPW ID.]

The Willys MB or Ford GPW army jeep is the one most people think of when talking about military jeeps. It is known by many names, such as the Willys Jeep, the GI Jeep, the World War II jeep, or just plain Army jeep.

Alexander DE

2006-10-16 01:06

Firebird86 wrote ... holes in the front bumper in line with the frame rails ...

Hard to see, I would say. Next to the makers plate I wouldn't know any other way to keep them apart.

In such cases, where I cannot give proof for either side, it is my policy (and I think of IMCDb members in general) to use the name of the licenser, not the licensee. If that is okay with you I would suggest to use Willys MB.

Bebert FR

2006-10-16 07:59

Zooming the pic, I can see holes in the front bumper... ;)

-- Last edit: 2006-10-16 08:01:11

Alexander DE

2006-10-16 10:19

Bebert wrote Zooming the pic, I can see holes in the front bumper... ;)

Sounds like you are using Hollywood-Zoom-Mode... ;)

Here is a picture of a Ford GPW with the two small holes:
and a Willys MB without:
Link to "www.4x4review.com"

Time allowing I will check all listed Willys MB for these holes. Perhaps we find a Ford GPW after all.

DidierF FR

2016-01-18 19:49

Seen the wheels and tyres (and the time and place of filming), this as well could be a Hotchkiss M-201.

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